Tinnitus compensation claims
Those who are exposed to excessive noise during their work can develop a hissing or buzzing sound in their ears, commonly known as tinnitus. Working in a call or contact centre can also expose you to sudden particularly loud sounds through your headset. This acoustic shock or trauma can also cause hearing loss, tinnitus or sensitivity to loud sound.
If you are exposed to excessive noise or experience an acoustic incident and afterwards find yourself suffering from any of these symptoms, then you should seek medical advice from your GP or occupational health advisor and ask for your hearing to be tested. Any after effects could entitle you to compensation for tinnitus.
If you believe that you are suffering from hearing loss or other symptoms caused by an acoustic incident at work, the Hugh James Personal Injury Team will provide the specialist help that you need with making tinnitus compensation claims.
Hugh James has helped thousands of people nationally to recover compensation in tinnitus claims that are caused by work. We will also instruct the right medical experts to prove that your work has caused your injury. Let our experienced personal injury team help you today. Call now for more information.
Can you claim for hearing aids and treatment for hearing loss and tinnitus?
At Hugh James we have a great deal of experience in assisting clients who suffer with hearing loss. We appreciate the effects that hearing loss and tinnitus can have.
As part of the claim we will arrange for you to be examined by an experienced consultant ENT surgeon and an audiologist, who will recommend whether you may benefit from hearing aids now or in the future.
There are now a wide variety of hearing aids available and provided that the medical experts believe that you require a hearing aid now or in the future then the cost may be included in your compensation. Many of our clients tell us they find private hearing aids much better than those available to them through the NHS.
You will also receive recommendations for treatment where this is appropriate. For instance for people suffering from tinnitus, this may include tinnitus retraining therapy.
How much compensation can I expect for a tinnitus claim?
This really depends on your circumstances and the severity of your injury or illness. This can vary between individuals, but be rest assured that our specialist team is experienced in ensuring that you and your family receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
Compensation will include an award for the pain and suffering caused by your illness. In addition compensation can also be claimed in respect of care needs, financial losses, medical care and treatment.